DEM Party co-chairs make statement before final hearing of Kobanê Case

DEM Party co-chairs made a statement before the hearing where the detainee investigation of the Kobanê Case will be held.


People's Equality and Democracy Party (DEM Party) co-chairs Tülay Hatimoğulları and Tuncer Bakırhan made a statement before the Kobanê Trial to be held in Sincan Campus in Ankara. 

The opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) president, Özgür Özel, appointed a delegation to monitor the final hearing.

A total of 108 personalities from politics, civil society and the Kurdish liberation movement are indicted, including the entire former board of the DEM's predecessor party, HDP. They are accused of "incitement to insurrection" and "splitting the unity and integrity of the country" in connection with protests between 6 and 8 October 2014 against the attack on Kobanê by the terrorist organization Islamic State. The indictment is based on a Twitter message posted by the HDP on 6 October 2014 calling for democratic protests in solidarity with the people of Kobanê. The public prosecutor's office is calling for aggravated life sentences with no chance of release.